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  1. Improving living and working conditions for fishers: Namibia and Senegal join the fight

    22 October 2018

    The Government of the Republic of Namibia has ratified the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188) on 20 September 2018. On 21 September 2018, the Government of the Republic of Senegal has equally ratified Convention No. 188.

  2. Adopting fair and effective labour migration and mobility governance

    15 October 2018

    ILO launches a training on Adopting Fair and Effective Labour Migration and Mobility Governance for IGAD and its Member States

  3. ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want

    24 September 2018

  4. The Future of Work We Want: Workers' Perspectives from Central and Lusophone African Countries

    The conference will bring together together representatives from trade unions, governments, academia as well as employers to discuss the developments that are driving the world of work in the future.

  5. I escaped child labour and can now help others

    21 September 2018

    On the eve of International Week of the Deaf we profile a deaf Zambian man who, with ILO help, escaped child labour and discrimination and built a successful career as a teacher in the US.

  6. From young informal worker to qualified hotel employee

    19 September 2018

    ILO’s support for quality apprenticeships is making decent work a reality for young people in Tanzania. Now, as part of the search for more solutions to Africa’s youth employment challenge, the global initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth is calling for research ideas.

  7. ILO Reiterates Commitment to Supporting the Federal Government of Nigeria

    17 September 2018

    With the appointment of a new Permanent Secretary to the Nigerian Ministry of Labour and Employment, the ILO Director pays a courtesy visit to discuss partnership and ongoing policy work with the Government.

  8. ILO supports capacity building of trade union leaders in West Africa for Policy Formulation

    14 September 2018

    In an effort to improve participation of workers’ organisations in West Africa in the National Employment policy making process, ILO’s Bureau for Workers' Activities organised a capacity building workshop for effective engagement with policy makers.

  9. Nigeria committed to addressing industrial crises with the support of the ILO

    14 September 2018

    To resolve recurring disagreements amongst labour, employers and government, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, with the support of the ILO, has set in motion the process of formulating a national Industrial Relations Policy whose objective will be to facilitate the development of good and healthy relations between employees and employers.

  10. Traditional leaders from Zimbabwe become gender activists

    12 September 2018

    An ILO Project on gender equality in Zimbabwe helped traditional leaders to understand the benefits of involving women in economic and social activities.

  11. ILO @ 100: A year of celebration

    03 September 2018

    In 2019, the ILO will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The Centenary will be an opportunity to celebrate the ILO’s achievements and reaffirm its position as the authoritative global organization for the world of work.

  12. Promoting decent work opportunities for youth in rural areas of SADC countries

    23 August 2018

    Governments, employers and workers from SADC countries agree to enhance decent work for women and youth in rural areas by promoting inclusive pro-employment policies.

  13. National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) of Zambia signs Memorandum of Understanding with Seven (7) Informal Sector Associations

    22 August 2018

    The International Labour Organization witnessed the signing of MoUs between the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) and seven informal sector associations at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia, on 9th August, 2018. The joint signing ceremony was to facilitate extension of social security coverage to informal sector workers.

  14. NEPAD Agency joins ILO’s Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    22 August 2018

    Developing skills and youth entrepreneurship for job creation in Africa.

  15. ILO Head for Africa on official visit to Rwanda

    21 August 2018

    ILO Regional Director for Africa, Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon aims to strengthen ILO-Rwanda cooperation during the International conference on youth employment which takes place in Kigali, Rwanda.

  16. First ILO Labour market study tour to Rwanda for key stakeholders of Mozambique

    16 August 2018

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), through its Sweden-funded project “MOZTRABALHA”, supported a study tour to Rwanda for senior executives of the employment sector in Mozambique. The aim was to benchmark and gain experience on how the East African country is operationalizing and managing the Labour Market Information System (LMIS).

  17. Marking the International Youth Day 2018 in Tanzania: “Safe spaces for Youth”

    16 August 2018

    Government to scale up efforts to curb youth unemployment

  18. National Celebrations to mark the International Youth Day in Uganda

    16 August 2018

    Government keen to support youth for their improved livelihood and participation in national development

  19. South Africa’s social economy

    14 August 2018

    building an inclusive society

  20. Ghana: Thinking outside the box gives public insurance scheme a huge boost

    14 August 2018

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility has helped Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme save money and improve customer service.